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Building and Sundials

First period astronomy class, Building and Sundials, Nov. 14.

First period astronomy class, Building and Sundials, Nov. 14.

Anne Stafford

First period astronomy class, Building and Sundials, Nov. 14.

Anne Stafford

Anne Stafford

First period astronomy class, Building and Sundials, Nov. 14.

Building and Sundials

Astronomy teacher Anne Stafford has been teaching for 34 years. Her favorite part about teaching was getting to do fun projects with her students. One of her favorite projects to do was building Sundials.  

 Sundials are used to tell time and it’s also one of the most ancient clocks.  

  “In astronomy we use instruments. The Sundial is basic but most important because it doesn’t just tell us time, it also tells us what season it is,” Stafford said.  

 The sundial is a part of an astronomical instrument. The sundial is one of the most advanced instruments used in earth and in space.  

  “One of my most favorite projects. Look for Sundials in people’s gardens,” she said.  

 Sundials are cut by a Laser into 39 pieces and made into a model.

 “It’s not easy,” Stafford said.  

 In the future Stafford would like to keep on doing this project.  

 “If you decide to build a sundial, you could take astronomy,” Stafford said.  

 

Astronomy teacher Anne Stafford has been teaching for 34 years. Her favorite part about teaching was getting to do fun projects with her students. One of her favorite projects to do was building Sundials.  

 Sundials are used to tell time and it’s also one of the most ancient clocks.  

  “In astronomy we use instruments. The Sundial is basic but most important because it doesn’t just tell us time, it also tells us what season it is,” Stafford said.  

 The sundial is a part of an astronomical instrument. The sundial is one of the most advanced instruments used in earth and in space.  

  “One of my most favorite projects. Look for Sundials in people’s gardens,” she said.  

 Sundials are cut by a Laser into 39 pieces and made into a model.

 “It’s not easy,” Stafford said.  

 In the future Stafford would like to keep on doing this project.  

 “If you decide to build a sundial, you could take astronomy,” Stafford said.  

 

Senior Mayra Arellano enjoyed building sundials in her astronomy class. She enjoyed learning about outer space.

  “It’s something that I’ve never learned before and now I see outer space in a different perspective,” Arellano said.

 Making sundials was pretty fun, but it did take a whole week to finish them. She liked learning new things in the astronomy class, but learning about sundials was her favorite.

 “Sundials tell time, it’s really cool,” Arellano said.

 The astronomy class was a really hands on class. They had a lot of projects and got to learn new things every day.  

 “It gives you more understanding about space,” Arellano said.

 In the future learning more about space isn’t something she plans to continue doing, but she really enjoyed this experience.  

 “If you’re looking into science field, then astronomy is for you,” Arellano said.

   

 

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